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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Edward Snowden
whistleblower
LINKTV 06/10/2013
…”the NSA specifically targets the communications of everyone. It ingests them by default. It collects them in its system, and it filters them, and it analyzes them, and it measures them, and it stores them for periods of time, simply because that’s the easiest, most efficient and most valuable way to achieve these ends. So while they may be intending to target someone associated with a foreign government or someone that they suspect of terrorism, they’re collecting your communications to do so.”
Edward Snowden
whistleblower
LINKTV 06/10/2013
“Any analyst at any time can target anyone, any selector anywhere. Where those communications will be picked up depends on the range of the sensor networks and the authorities that that analyst is empowered with. Not all analysts have the ability to target everything. But I, sitting at my desk, certainly had the authorities to wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant to a federal judge, to even the president, if I had a personal email.”
Edward Snowden
whistleblower
LINKTV 06/10/2013
Glenn Greenwald: (usually whistleblowers do what they do anonymously and) “take steps to remain anonymous for as long as they can, which they hope, often, is forever. You, on the other hand, have this attitude of the opposite, which is to declare yourself openly as the person behind these disclosures. Why did you choose to do that?” Edward Snowden: “I think that the public is owed an explanation of the motivations behind the people who make these disclosures that are outside of the democratic model. When you are subverting the power of government, that that’s a fundamentally dangerous thing to democracy.”
Edward Snowden
whistleblower
LINKTV 06/10/2013
Glenn Greenwald: “Why should people care about surveillance?” Edward Snowden: “Because even if you’re not doing anything wrong, you’re being watched and recorded. And the storage capability of these systems increases every year consistently, by orders of magnitude, to where it’s getting to the point you don’t have to have done anything wrong. You simply have to eventually fall under suspicion from somebody, even by a wrong call.”
Edward Snowden
whistleblower
LINKTV 06/10/2013
“…you don’t have to have done anything wrong. You simply have to eventually fall under suspicion from somebody, even by a wrong call, and then they can use the system to go back in time and scrutinize every decision you’ve ever made, every friend you’ve ever discussed something with, and attack you on that basis, to sort of derive suspicion from an innocent life and paint anyone in the context of a wrongdoer.”
Edward Snowden
whistleblower
LINKTV 06/11/2013
Part 1 of 2 “The greatest fear that I have regarding the outcome for America of these disclosures is that nothing will change. People will see in the media all of these disclosures. They’ll know the length that the government is going to grant themselves powers, unilaterally, to create greater control over American society and global society, but they won’t be willing…”
Edward Snowden
whistleblower
LINKTV 06/12/2013
Part 2 of 2 …”to take the risks necessary to stand up and fight to change things, to force their representatives to actually take a stand in their interests. And the months ahead, the years ahead, it’s only going to get worse, until eventually there will be a time where policies will change, because the only thing that restricts the activities of the surveillance state are policy.”
Edward Snowden
whistleblower
LINKTV 06/13/2013
“And because of that, a new leader will be elected, they’ll flip the switch, say that because of the crisis, because of the dangers that we face in the world, you know, some new and unpredicted threat, we need more authority, we need more power, and there will be nothing the people can do at that point to oppose it, and it’ll be turnkey tyranny.”
Erin Ade
Journalist at RT
KCSM 08/23/2013
Snowden statement:
Morgan Radford
Anchor/Correspondent, Al Jazeera America
ALJAZAM 10/13/2013
The award is given by former US security officers, and in his acceptance speech Snowden said surveillance programs are a threat to democracy. Snowden: People all over the world are realizing these programs don't make us more safe. They hurt our economy and hurt our country and they limit our ability to speak and think and live and be creative and to have relationships and to associate freely.
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